Formerly brewed at The Hong Kong S.A.R. Brewing Co.
Style: Brown Ale
Aberdeen, Hong Kong


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Fruity, hoppy ale, and not so much pale in the glass as blushing or bronze. Unlike the traditional ale, the Dragon's Back is light carbonated and so it is also very drinkable for not the real ale-fans. Dragon's Back-India ale is sold exclusively to all Delaney's Irish Pubs in Hong Kong. The newest idea is to bring it completely uncarbonated on the market to fit the taste of the real hardcore ale fans. Even with it's heavy mouth-feeling, the alcohol content is only a little bit higher than usual, about 5.2% Vol.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Tayeth (114) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
Dunkelbraune Farbe, Geruch metallisch, leicht dumpf und muffig. Geschmack dann wässrig und metallisch. Hopfenaroma nicht vorhanden, keine Bittere. Könnte auch aromatisiertes Wasser sein. Dafür, dass IPA drauf steht, ist gar nichts vom Hopfen drin. Mies!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gueuze (250) - - APR 9, 2014
Schwarze Farbe, geruch nach Metall, Muff. Wässrig. Da ist auch nicht mehr viel, kaum bitter. IPA? Naja, eher alt. Hatte wohl langen Seeweg.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RuneStumo (2129) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
08.03.2014. 0,33l Bottle. Thanks to abemorsten for the trade. New country, first ever from Hong Kong!! Black colour with dark tan head. Aroma is sweetish dark malts. Rather mild with good malt flavours. Low on bitterness. sweet with kind of ligth mouthfeel. At the end its just more malt sweetness and no bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerhunter111 (5343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2014
330ml Flasche. Braune Farbe, geringe Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, leicht röstig, Citrus. Geschmack bittersüß, wässrig im Abgang, daher süffig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SamTheBarrel (316) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 The label on the bottle says Hong Kong Dragons Back IPA, but surprisingly this neither tastes or looks like any IPA I have ever tried. The appearance is dark brown, almost black with a creamy tan head. Well carbonated but overly sweet and very low on bitterness and hops. It’s quite okay however, ranks amongst the best beers I have tried from far east Asia. It’s certainly better than most of the typical low ABV Asian macro adjunct lagers, and it’s relatively cheap. But with that said this beer is not something I’m likely going to buy again, as these are only sold by the box (24x) here in Sweden, and it probably doesn’t get better with age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rand (1220) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle 0,33 l from Maruhn - Darmstadt (D). Coppery brown beer witha fleeting head and an average cabonation. Aromas of malt, citrus, apple and roasted. The taste is bittersweet, round with hints of toffy, roasted malt and hop. Fruity touches and citrus. An IPA old fashion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (2963) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - APR 8, 2013
Bottle shared with McTapps. Funny its called an IPA on the bottle. Far away from it. Stouty, bit sweetish, some coffee in. Easy to drink and a nice surprise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (2965) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - APR 8, 2013
Clear dark red colour with low head and medium body. Nose of malt. Taste of dark grains, dark bread, nuts, malt and ripe apples. Easy to drink and quite refreshing, but not spectacular or more than average.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Bamsen78 (2409) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear copper brown with negligible off-white head. Clear aroma of hop, metallic note in the long nose. The flavour is bitter, but more due to the dominant metallic note rather tham the hop used in production. Earthy finish. Wathery mouthfeel. Nowhere near any kind of IPA, whatever the label might say. Poor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ElDesmadre (1361) - Mikołów, POLAND - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle. If it wasn’t for some faint apple esters, this beer would make a generally lager-like impression. A bit of toasted malt, a bit of grassy hops, watery texture, slightly caramelly flavour, light bitter. The label reads "Dragon’s Back IPA". That would follow the stereotype of a Chinese counterfeit. It’s drinkable alright though, quite refreshing.

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